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Interior Designer - Retail

Position Location:

New York, NY

Company Overview:

NELSON Worldwide is an award-winning firm delivering architecture, interior design, graphic design, and brand strategy services that transform all dimensions of the human experience. NELSON provides our clients with strategic and creative solutions that positively impact their lives and the environments where they work, serve, play, and thrive. Our collective network includes over 1,100 teammates in over 25 offices, combining industry experience, service expertise, and geographic reach to deliver projects across the country and around the world. Client partnerships across the NELSON network include Saks Fifth Avenue, Google, Comcast, Hershey’s, HSBC, Kroger, Simon Property Group, Macy’s, SAP Fieldglass, Hilton, Target, T-Mobile, Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Girl, YUM! Brands, and many more! NELSON | BOLDLY TRANSFORMING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking an Interior Designer for our Retail practice. The Interior Designer role is an entry-level position, working with the project team to assist overall efforts to complete various project phases.

Selected Knowledge & Skills include (but are not limited to):

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Knowledge of project deadlines

  • Knowledge of expectations related to high-quality service to clients

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Possess basic hand and CAD drafting skills

  • Possess space planning skills and interest in programming

  • Basic knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, materials application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness

  • Basic knowledge of furniture, fixture, and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, art signage, color, and materials to carry out design intent

  • Basic knowledge of building regulations, life safety codes, and ADA requirements

  • Basic knowledge of the construction process as it relates to the drawings being produced

  • Basic knowledge about sustainability, LEED guidelines, and WELL Building preferred

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop

  • Proficiency in Revit is preferred

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred

  • Conduct field surveys as required; Field surveys must be easy to read and thorough.

  • Assist in the preparation of drawings for all design phases.

  • Update design documents as needed for all levels of designers.

  • Develop solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.

  • Prepare 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.

  • Build models for client/project team review.

  • Provide research and compile data during design phases.

  • Prepare and modify architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc.

  • Participate in design charrettes and project team meetings.

  • Participate in client meetings as directed.

  • Participate in the construction process as requested (site visits, punch lists, submittals, shop drawing review, etc.).

  • Attend “lunch and learn” events and other vendor presentations on an ongoing basis.

  • Complete timesheet daily and expense reports accurately and on time.

  • Embrace specific steps to create, develop and promote a diverse workforce and to promote an inclusive environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from an accredited University plus:

  • 3+ years experience; or equivalent in appropriate education and experience working in the field of Architecture/Design

Compensation & Benefits:

We offer competitive wages based on skills and experience, excellent benefits package including Paid Time Off, medical, dental, 401K, pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, company paid life insurance and disability, and a wellness program, parental leave, and more. NELSON is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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